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SCOTTISH TAP WATER QUALITY REPORT PUBLISHED

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The high quality of drinking water in Scots' homes is being maintained, according to a report published today by th...
The high quality of drinking water in Scots' homes is being maintained, according to a report published today by the Scottish Office.

The report covering 1995 shows that of over 230,000 tests carried out on tap samples, 98.7 per cent met the required standards, the same percentage as in 1994.

Most councils complied with the regulatory sampling requirements to demonstrate the wholesomeness of their supplies. Where the Water Services Unit identified water quality deficiencies and the tap water did not meet the quality standards required, the authorities quickly took action to remedy the fault.

The Scottish office continues to encourage water authorities to make improvements to ensure that tap water is consistently of the highest quality.

-- Copies of the report Drinking Water Quality in Scotland 1995 (ISBN No 0 7480 3092 1) are available from HMSO bookshops at £16 per copy.
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